Microsoft's purchase of Minecraft certainly hasn't put any sort of damper on the continued success of the wildly popular open-word crafting game.
Developer Mojang on Friday announced it finally had a way to track how many people were currently playing the game online on PC.
There are currently over 998,000 people playing Minecraft right at this moment. It is not even remotely close to being a peak time.— Nathan Adams (@Dinnerbone) January 9, 2015
A few minutes later Adams, a developer at Mojang, tweeted that he should have waited five minutes so he could have tweeted one million. Adams added that "exactly 50 percent of players are in [single player] at any moment."
Today, Adams told Polygon that on Saturday the game's concurrents peaked at 1.4 million.
While Steam recently topped 8.5 million concurrent players, no single game on the service has made it above a million. Dota 2, which regularly tops the concurrency list, typically peaks in the 900,000 range.